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Pumpkin Caipirinha

The base of this recipe uses cachaca — a popular distilled spirit from Brazil that is made from sugarcane. If you don't have cachaca, substitute with white rum instead. Both spirits are made from sugarcane, though cachaca tends to be a tad tarter and sharper.

Pumpkin Caipirinha

Adapted from Leblon Cachaca

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 lime, cut into 4 pieces
    1/2 ounce agave nectar
    1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (can substitute with 1/2 ounce homemade ginger simple syrup or 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur)
    1 1/2 ounces cachaca
    1 1/2 ounces pumpkin puree
    Ice
  1. For garnish:
    Nutmeg
    Lime wheel

Directions

  1. Muddle the lime, agave nectar, and fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add cachaca, pumpkin puree, and ice. Shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with grated nutmeg and a lime wheel.
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